Events

Friday, 24 March 2017

(This trip has unfortunately been CANCELLED) Excursion: A Backstage Tour of the National Theatre

09:00 - 17:30

A backstage tour of the National Theatre

(This trip has unfortunately been CANCELLED, we apologise for any inconvenience)

Date: Friday 24th March 2017

 

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Food & Produce Market (Keep it Local Events)

10:00 - 16:30

Organised by the Keep it Local team who created the popular craft fairs at Coolings, there will be all your regular favourite stalls as well as some additional producers selling fresh, locally sourced or made foods. Tip top fresh meat, fish, bread and cakes, fruit and vegetables grown for flavour rather than volume, juicy jams and chutneys and varieties of locally brewed beers are just some of the delights you will find here.

Free to attend.

Extra Information: Organised by the Keep it Local team. The market runs from 10am to 4pm every fourth Saturday of the month. Except for December (runs 1st, 2nd, 3rd December).

Sunday, 26 March 2017

NGS FREE 'Great Gardens of Kent Show'

10:00 - 16:00

To celebrate the 90th birthday of the National Garden Scheme (NGS), we are privileged to be hosting the 'Gardens of Kent' show here at Coolings on the 26th March - Mothering Sunday.

The NGS started in 1927, where gardens across the land opened for one shilling each to provide funds for Queen Alexandra's nurses, the forerunners of district nurses. In Kent there are eight of the original openers still opening today and helping to raise millions of pounds for charity: Chilham Castle, Great Maytham Hall, Hole Park, Ightam Mote, Knole, Penshurst Place, Riverhill Himalayan Gardens, and Scotney Castle.

The FREE 'Gardens of Kent Show' will be presented by the NGS on Sunday March 26th, from 10am to 4pm, here at Coolings and will be opened by Jane Beedle - local garden designer and runner up in the BBC Great British Bake Off 2016.

The day will allow you to:

  • Marvel at displays from Kent's wonderful and varied gardens
  • Get gardening advice from specialists
  • Enjoy talks by head gardeners of some of Kent's outstanding gardens
  • Take part in a live broadcast of BBC Kent's Sunday Gardening with Andy Garland
  • Learn about the trials, tribulations and triumphs of opening a garden fot eh National Garden Scheme
  • Talk to representatives of all beneficiary charities - including Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, and Parkinson's UK

This really will be a wonderful opportunity to talk to the people who create and maintain some of the county's finest gardens and to take a peek behind the scenes. All in all it will be an exciting day and not one to be missed.

8.00am Start of transmission of Radio Kent Sunday Gardening

10.00am Doors open to public

10.05am Jane Beedle opens show and cuts cake

10.15am Jane Beedle interview with Andy Garland

10.30 – 10.45am George Plumptre interview with Andy Garland

11.00am End of transmission of Radio Kent Sunday Gardening

11.30am Q&A session with Andy Garland until approx. 12.15 pm

1.00pm Talk - Paul Cooling

1.30pm Talk Quentin Start Head Gardener Hole Park

2.00pm Talk and questions to Peter Seabrook Television Gardener

2.45pm Talk - Steve Edney Head Gardener The Salutation

3.15pm Talk -Vivien Hunt Head Gardener Godinton House

4.00pm Event Closes

FREE to attend. No Need To Book just pop along on the day between 10 and 4pm - A great way to spend Mothering Sunday!

Friday, 31 March 2017

Keep it Local Craft Fair

10:00 - 16:30

Keep it Local Events will be at Coolings all weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) to showcase their exquisite gifts and treats ALL hand-made in the South East of England...and at such reasonable prices!  Don't travel miles for that very special gift or have that gift travel miles to you.

More details of Keep it Local fairs in 2017 at http://keepitlocalevents.co.uk/

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